Peter Gregson

British

Summary

Peter Gregson is a composer and cellist ‘working at the forefront of the new music scene’ (The New Yorker). His latest album, Recomposed by Peter Gregson: Bach – The Cello Suites, was released on Deutsche Grammophon in October 2018. It is a stunning reinterpretation of Bach’s six suites, performed by Gregson and an ensemble of five cellos underpinned by a subtle electronic soundbed.

His debut solo album, Terminal (2010), was commissioned by Bowers & Wilkins and led to his first ballet commission, Hubert Essakow's FLOW at The Print Room, London.

Other albums include Lights in the Sky (2014), composed for cello, piano, and analogue synthesisers, TOUCH (2015), released on Sono Luminus and Quartets: One and Quartets: Two (both 2017). 

The soundtrack to his first feature film, A Little Chaos, directed by Alan Rickman was nominated for the Public Choice award at the World Soundtrack Awards.

Biography

Peter Gregson is a composer and cellist ‘working at the forefront of the new music scene’ (The New Yorker). His latest album, Recomposed by Peter Gregson: Bach – The Cello Suites, was released on Deutsche Grammophon in October 2018. It is a stunning reinterpretation of Bach’s six suites, performed by Gregson and an ensemble of five cellos underpinned by a subtle electronic soundbed.

His debut solo album, Terminal (2010), was commissioned by Bowers & Wilkins and led to his first ballet commission, Hubert Essakow's FLOW at The Print Room, London. Other albums include Lights in the Sky (2014), composed for cello, piano, and analogue synthesisers, TOUCH (2015), released on Sono Luminus and Quartets: One and Quartets: Two (both 2017). In Spring 2019, Joffrey Ballet (Chicago, USA) will premiere a new ballet by British choreographer Andrew McNicol set to music from Quartets: Two.

In demand as a cellist for his improvisation work across major film and television soundtracks, Gregson has worked with composers including Lorne Balfe, Alex Heffes, Rupert Gregson-Williams and Michael Price. Peter's extended cello techniques and sounds from his blue, five-string electric cello have been recorded and developed into a sample library by Spitfire Audio.

The soundtrack to his first feature film, A Little Chaos, directed by Alan Rickman was nominated for the Public Choice award at the World Soundtrack Awards. Gregson recently completed the music for Boundless, an open world game for Playstation and PC released in September 2018.

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